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  • Time Period: 1940-1949
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    • Oral History Projects at the Student Life and Culture Archival Program

    • "The University of Illinois During the Great Depression" covers such topics as the effects of the depression on student life, sororities, work, rules for women students, and life after graduation. "World War II and the University of Illinois"...
    • Depressions -- 1929; Education (Higher); Women college students; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Illinois -- Urbana
    • Triptych : Theater Photography from the Theresa Helburn Collection

    • A collection of 1100 production and publicity photographs relating to the Theatre Guild. More than 200 photos of Katharine Hepburn are included, as well as images of other actresses (e.g., Helen Hayes).
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Theater Photography from the Theresa Helburn Collection

    • A collection of 1100 production and publicity photographs relating to the Theatre Guild. More than 200 photos of Katharine Hepburn are included, as well as images of other actresses (e.g., Helen Hayes).
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Digital Diamond

    • A large collection of photographs from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin includes images of women in various types of employment (construction workers, nurses, etc.). Another collection features posters from World Wars I and II.
    • Employment; Nurses; Women; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
    • Wisconsin Historical Images

    • A search for "women" retrieves more than 5000 records. In addition to photographs and paintings, the collection includes documents (e.g., "Madison Female Seminary Prospectus), posters (e.g., "Women's Dance, 1971"), and advertisements.
    • Advertising; American Red Cross; Beauty contestants; Clothing and dress; Cookery; Hairstyles; Holocaust survivors; Household appliances; Indians of North America; Infants; Kitchens; Lesbians; Mothers; Nurses; Schools; Weddings; Women dancers; Women...
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Angie Debo Collection

    • Angie Debo's books included The Rise and Fall of the Choctaw Republic (1934), And Still the Waters Run (1940), The Road to Disappearance: A History of the Creek Indians (1941), and Geronimo (1976). This digital collection includes more than 1200...
    • Women authors; Women historians
    • United States -- Oklahoma;
    • From Paris to Providence: Fashion Art and the Tirocchi Dressmakers' Shop, 1915-1947

    • Anna and Laura Tirocchi managed A. & L. Tirocchi Gowns in Providence, Rhode Island from 1915 until 1947. The collection includes approximately 200 items of correspondence from clients, employees, and personal friends of Anna Tirocchi; records of...
    • Businesswomen; Dressmakers; Employment; Fashion design; Immigrants; Italian American women; Sisters; Women consumers
    • United States -- Rhode Island -- Providence
    • WWII Letters of Annette Dyar Sherman

    • Annette Dyar's letters to her parents document her life in Washington, D.C. during World War II. In addition, the letters offer firsthand accounts of speeches and parades for returning war heroes.
    • Social life and customs; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Women Airforce Service Pilots

    • Approximately 1100 women served as pilots for the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. This collection offers 2600 photographs and selected oral history transcripts. The collection also offers information about artifacts, wartime documents,...
    • Women air pilots; Women Airforce Service Pilots (U.S.); World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Texas
    • Agricultural Design: Creating Fashion from Fruit, Vegetables, and Flowers

    • Beginning in 1929, the annual "Birthday Party" fashion show in Weslaco, Texas highlighted agricultural products grown in the Rio Grande Valley. This collection includes hundreds of photographs of models wearing clothing made out of local fruit,...
    • Clothing and dress; Fashion shows; Societies and clubs;
    • United States -- Texas -- Weslaco
    • Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, 1868-1983

    • Beginning in the early 1880s, Brezing (1860-1940) operated brothels in Lexington, Kentucky. This collection consists of 277 photographic prints collected or created by E. I. "Buddy" Thompson in connection with the writing of his 1983 book, Madam...
    • Brothels; Prostitutes
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington
    • Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983

    • Betty Parsons (1900-1982) was one of the leading art dealers in New York City during the second half of the twentieth century. This collection documents the operations of the Betty Parsons Gallery, from its opening in 1946 to its closing in 1983.
    • Women art dealers; Women gallery owners
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Doll Collection

    • Browse 1200 dolls from the collection of the Wisconsin Historical Museum. Browse by category, collector, country and maker, decade, and material.
    • Dolls; Girls; History
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    • American Centuries

    • Browse/search the digital collection that includes approximately 2000 objects and transcribed document pages from Memorial Hall Museum and Library. The "Activities" section of the site includes video demonstrations of such tools as the "great...
    • Clothing and dress; Home labor; Temperance; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945; Women photographers
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Dickey Chapelle

    • Chapelle's photographs from World War II, Algiers in the 1950s, and the Vietnam War. Chapell was killed by a landmine in 1965 while covering the Vietnam War.
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
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    • Women in Journalism

    • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Ethel Payne, and Carol Simpson were among the 60 journalists interviewed for this collection.
    • Women journalists
    • United States
    • Charlotta Bass/California Eagle Photograph Collection

    • Charlotta A. Bass (1879-1969) was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This collection documents Bass' career as publisher and editor, as well as her campaign activities as the Progressive...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles
    • Charlotta Bass and the California Eagle

    • Charlotta A. Bass was managing editor and publisher of the Los Angeles newspaper California Eagle from 1912 to 1951. This online exhibit chronicles her work with the newspaper, as well as her efforts as a civil rights activist, feminist, and...
    • African American women civil rights workers; Businesswomen; Women journalists
    • United States -- California -- Los Angeles

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